Initial reflections on the European Pillar of Social Rights Action Plan

Initial reflections on the European Pillar of Social Rights Action Plan

Last week marked a major milestone for the European Pillar of Social Rights[1] – twenty thematic principles which were proclaimed in 2017 with an aim to create a more social Europe based on fairness, inclusivity and equal opportunity. On 4 March, after a year of consultations, the European Commission released the Action Plan[2] setting out several concrete initiatives to create an ‘economy that works for people’ and address the dire […]

Re-use & Repair Online Study Tour for Municipalities and Public Waste Companies | 18 & 20 May

Re-use & Repair Online Study Tour for Municipalities and Public Waste Companies | 18 & 20 May

  Re-use & Repair Online Study Tour for Municipalities and Public Waste Companies #2 Creating an inclusive circular economy at local level Online Seminar & Video site visit 18 & 20 May 2021 This is a paid event. Please consult the Agenda for details about registration fees. RREUSE, the European network of social enterprises active in re-use, repair and recycling, kindly invites you to its Re-use & Repair Online Study […]

MEPs and Member States call for a more social and circular transition

MEPs and Member States call for a more social and circular transition

Yesterday, Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) voted positively on a text calling for a more ambitious Circular Economy in the EU. Providing an opinion on the Circular Economy Action Plan (CEAP) released by the Commission in March 2020, it complements the comments made by Member States on the same text in December 2020. Mathieu Rama, Senior Policy Officer at RREUSE, insisted: “The RREUSE network is pleased to see that […]

Green Friday is back !

Green Friday is back !

For the fourth year in a row, Green Friday is back, and stronger than ever! Created by Envie in 2017 as a reaction to the consumer event ‘Black Friday,’ Green Friday seeks to raise awareness of the need for a more reasonable, responsible and ethical approach to production and consumption. Appealing to the idea of free will, Green Friday challenges citizens to rethink their consumption habits, successfully preventing waste by […]

Re-use & Repair Online Study Tour for Municipalities and Public waste companies

Re-use & Repair Online Study Tour for Municipalities and Public waste companies

  Re-use & Repair Online Study Tour for Municipalities and Public waste companies Creating an inclusive circular economy at local level Online Seminar & Video site visit 9 & 10 December 2020 This is a paid event. Please consult the Agenda for details about registration fees. Extending product lifetime through re-use has significant positive social and environmental impact. Moving forward, it should be the driving force of strategies enabling Europe […]

Online Conference | Developing partnerships for e-waste prevention, preparing for re-use and recycling

Online Conference | Developing partnerships for e-waste prevention, preparing for re-use and recycling

Developing partnerships for e-waste prevention, preparing for re-use and recycling ReWEEE Final Conference 9 & 12 November 2020 The ReWeee Project aimed at preventing the creation of WEEE, notably through the development of two WEEE sorting centers in Greece (Athens and Thessaloniki) prioritising the preparing for re-use of WEEE, the development of a web platform for donating and exchanging EEE, and the organisation of events promoting the repair of EEE […]

Supporting new business models fostering a radical shift to a circular economy

Supporting new business models fostering a radical shift to a circular economy

The Raw Materials and Circular Societies Prize winners drive the efficient implementation of the Circular Economy in Europe The concept of a circular economy has recently gained traction in Europe as a positive, solutions-based perspective for achieving economic development within increasing environmental constraints. Different type of stakeholders, such as business, consumers, citizens and cities, are key in driving the transition to a greener and circular Europe. EIT RawMaterials teamed up with ICLEI, […]

Matthias Neitsch takes up RREUSE presidency

Matthias Neitsch takes up RREUSE presidency

After seven years of impeccable leadership as President of RREUSE, Antigone Dalamaga has passed on the presidency to Matthias Neitsch following a unanimous vote at RREUSE’s Annual General Assembly. Matthias is the Managing director of RepaNet, the Austrian NGO for social economy re-use enterprises and re-use and repair networks, and of VABÖ, the Austrian Federation of Municipal Environment & Waste Advisors. Since its founding in 2004, RepaNet has been a […]

‘Smart Re-use Parks’ as the emerging model for boosting sustainable way of life

‘Smart Re-use Parks’ as the emerging model for boosting sustainable way of life

The SURFACE project (Interreg Central Europe), successfully closed in June 2020 after three years of activities with many good results paving the way for a future with re-use being a part of everyday life. SURFACE brought together ten partners from Central Europe to promote and run the so-called ‘Smart Re-Use Parks’. The ‘Smart Re-use Parks’ bring various re-use, repair and waste prevention activities to the citizens, offering them alternatives to […]

Youth Employment Support: a bridge to jobs for the next generation. A Greener Future ahead of European Youth?

Youth Employment Support: a bridge to jobs for the next generation. A Greener Future ahead of European Youth?

On 1 July 2020, the European Commission released a communication for a reinforced youth guarantee as part of a package to support youth in the turbulent backdrop of the global pandemic. The package ensures that all young persons from 15-29 receive a quality offer of employment, education, apprenticeship or traineeship within four months. As part of the communication, social economy organisations such as cooperatives and social enterprises have been commended […]